Cori Gauff and Jessica Pegula are aiming for the WTA Finals doubles championship.

Cori Gauff and Jessica Pegula express their gratitude for the opportunity to represent the United States at the 2018 WTA Finals in Fort Worth, Texas. Pegula and Gauff successfully competed in the San Diego Open this past week.

Pegula and Gauff qualified for the WTA Finals as the fifth doubles team after their successful performance in San Diego. Gauff is anticipated to qualify for the renowned season-ending event, and Pegula has already qualified for the WTA Finals in singles.

It’s a tremendous honor. We were doing well in singles back in the beginning of the year. However, we declared that we wanted to compete in the doubles and singles finals as well. So I think it’s wonderful that we can play doubles,” Pegula added.

Pegula and Gauff are expected to represent the USA

At the WTA Finals, the US will field an all-American doubles team for the first time since 2015. It’s strange that it has lasted that long, but Pegula said, “We’re glad that we were able to break that [drought], so perhaps we can do well.”

Pegula, who had consecutive first-round losses to start the season, has been among the more reliable performers. After a sluggish start to the season, Pegula now claims she is pleased with how she responded. “That’s what I love about it.

You don’t know how the year will turn out when it first begins. That, I suppose, is the allure of our sport. There have been many ups and downs and difficulties along the way, but as the year comes to a close, I’m feeling good.

I’m pleased with how I handled the year’s challenges—traveling, various surfaces, and whatever else you can think of—Pegula thought back. If Pegula and Gauff can win their fourth championship of the year at the WTA Finals, that remains to be seen.